Part 2 of Carl’s coming of age business story. Carl is the creator of the 7 Stage Growth method, which has propelled over 75,000 companies worldwide. In this micro-podcast Gould shares actionable, practical tips to grow your business. You’re too busy to be reading this, start listening!
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Hi everyone, Carl Gould here with your #70secondCEO. Just a little over a one minute investment every day for a lifetime of results.
When I went to college, I was thinking–I was going for accounting and finance and I knew I wanna be involve in business but not really sure how, I didn’t have like what I thought my profession was going to be and so, you know it was a tough time for me at that time because went I left school I mean I was paying my own way. I’m one of ten children you know if you wanted something then you went out and figured how to pay for it and you did that’s how you got it so you know when I was at home with my leg in a cast you know elevated on my mom’s coach, I wasn’t feeling too great about myself or the world and so I–it was really a tough time and I was looking for direction and I just knew I needed to make money, I mean I didn’t start a business out– just because it was a passion play, I just started because I could have gone back to working at the restaurant and scrubbing pots for you know minimum wage at that time was like $3.25 an hour, the most money I ever made was in construction you know I was making you know double the minimum wage at that time and I said “you know this is decent money, let me try it” and then I realize that very quickly that I could do this on my own. When I was a teenager still in high school my boss used to send me out on proposals, I was winning them as soon as I got winning them he would say “okay well that’s great, next week you go get to do it” and I was thinking wait a minute, I’m going on a proposal, winning the proposal then I’m going to do the work, managing the work the only thing I didn’t do was get the lead.
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